*Former “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” writer-performer Diallo Riddle has joined Marlon Wayans in NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot “Marlon,” reports Deadline.com.
Loosely based on Wayans’ life, “Marlon” centers on Marlon (Wayans), an inappropriate but loving father who is committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife Angie (Essence Atkins).
Riddle has been cast as Kevin, who introduces himself as Marlon’s best friend and occasional “business manager” but actually is just a guy who sleeps on Marlon’s couch, eats his food and repeatedly tells him that he is the “Wind Beneath His Wings.”
Alongside fellow former “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” writer-performer Bashir Salahuddin, Riddle created and starred in two comedy projects for HBO, the second of which, “Brothers In Atlanta,” was picked up to series though it didn’t go forward.
As an actor, Riddle did an arc on HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”